Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore FRSL (1952-2017) was a British poet, novelist and children's writer.

Dunmore was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, in 1952, the second of four children of Betty (née Smith) and Maurice Dunmore. She studied English at York University, and lived in Finland for two years (1973–75) and worked as a teacher. She lived after that in Bristol. Dunmore was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL). Some of Dunmore's children's books are included in reading schemes for use in schools.

In 2017, she published her last book, Birdcage Walk, before writing an article about mortality for The Guardian after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her death was announced on 5 June 2017.


Helen Dunmore. Wikipedia.

Photo: Helen Dunmore, writer and local resident, offered to open the refurbished Henleaze library, Redland, Bristol. April 2008. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.

Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee June 19, 2017
Book Covers
Fatal Error
Ingo (Ingo #1)7.14
The Tide Knot (Ingo #2)7.30
The Deep (Ingo #3)7.38
The Crossing of Ingo (Ingo #4)7.46
Stormswept (Ingo #5)
The Greatcoat

Speculative Fiction Novels (7)

(Ingo #5)
2012 | fantasy, young adult

2012 | horror, history
(Ingo #4)
2008 | fantasy, young adult
(Ingo #3)
2007 | fantasy, young adult
(Ingo #2)
2006 | fantasy, young adult
(Ingo #1)
2005 | fantasy, young adult

1996 | science fiction, young adult